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. [applause] i was a social worker for baltimore families. now, i am a social worker building opportunities for families throughout america. friends, we work on macro issues and work on the macaroni and cheese issues. when women are in the halls of power our national debate reflects the needs and dreams of american families. women leading being that congress is working to create jobs. make quality childcare more middle class. because we understand the american we love grows the economy and opportunity from the middle out, not the top down. these are our priorities. these are president obama's priorities. we know that every issue is a woman's issue.2 [applause] and equal pay for equal work is an all-american issue. the 77 cents that women make for every dollar men earn makes a real difference to our families. families stretching to make every dollar count. we are so proud that the first law signed by president barak obama was the lilly ledbetter fair pay act. the first bill was about america's first principles. equality, opportunity, and prosperity. now, those republicans in the senate tried
. until they get -- we have big issue in baltimore in the complaint is that the buildings are crumbling. you know what, there was a time when my parents went a school that was one room and one shared a book for four or five grades they were very successful. not about the building it's about what is going on in the pulling. i think parents need to be better informed that the children deserve more and aren't getting what they're paying for. >> the question that you raised earlier is not the testing, per ses bad. it's that if you tie teacher evaluations to test results you're incentivising teacher to do the wrong thing. only incentivising them to sort of teach answers to tests. and the national academy of sciences, the rand corporation there are studies that say this is just not effective way to motivate. that's what's the unions aa fighting for is to have a better level of understanding about sort of how to help teachers do well, not just focus on test results. >> but why is the country are we so hung up on testing then? i mean it started under bush with no child left behind, clearly didn
. >> reporter: in this baltimore lab, dr. curt civin researches leukemia in search of a cure. it's hardly a political job, but these days, he's keeping a close eye on the federal budget. you see the sequester-- the severe spending cuts headed our way in january-- could affect him. if it takes affect, it will cut more than $2 billion from the national institutes of health. dr. civin and researchers like him depend on grants from the institutes for funding. >> it's tough enough to cure cancer. tough battle. going to take a long time. to cut the funding, to have unevenness, to take a project all the way, and then say well, we can't scale this up the way we should, or even maintain it the way we should? how can we do that. and it's not good for us. >> reporter: dr. civin says labs across the country may have to lay people off if their grants are defunded or reduced. eventually, that could lead to less research and fewer cures. he's especially worried about young scientists. some of them have new- potentially breakthrough- ideas, but might struggle to get financial backing when grants are hard
but the regular officiating crews return to work tonight for a game between the cleveland browns and baltimore ravens. more now with mike pesca of npr, who's been covering the story and joins me from new york. well, mike, this was obviously not your usual labor struggle. how much did the public outcry really force the issue in the end? >> well, we just heard goodell saying it didn't, but it had to have provided leverage. here's why i think it worked or why that touchdown/interception was a major factor. it provided a cost to the whole discussion. because throughout it, the "we blame roger goodell" or "football fans blame roger goodell" but it was the owners pushing roger goodell not to settle with the officials and they could always claim "why do we have to settle with officials? they don't affect the bottom line? no one watches the game to watch a referee, they say, and maybe it's true when there's a lockout or labor strike with a factory you can always do the math and figure out how much it's costing you. so in this case the owners maybe didn't have a cost. but what that touchdown did, what
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